CONFIRMED: Universal Legacy Store Permanently Closing This Weekend at Universal Orlando Resort

Toni Ferrigno

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CONFIRMED: Universal Legacy Store Permanently Closing This Weekend at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed that its Universal Legacy Store in Universal CityWalk Orlando will be closing its doors, as well as the timing of the closure, according to ClickOrlando.

Universal Legacy Store Closing at CityWalk

Exterior of the Universal Legacy Store at Universal CityWalk Orlando. The glass doors of the store are open.

This store, located in the heart of CityWalk, has been a fan-favorite since it opened, housing props from extinct attractions, old theme park models, and more. Now, it’s time to say goodbye to the Universal Legacy Store.

The store will officially close its doors on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

The news of the closing comes via a statement from Universal Orlando, per News 6:

The Universal Legacy Store is closing effective January 7 to make way for an exciting new experience for our guests. Stay tuned — more details will be revealed soon.

Universal Orlando Resort

We first reported the rumor of the shop closing in December 2023, after several larger props and models in the store had been removed. Reports suggest that it may be transformed into an Epic Universe Preview Center, giving guests a chance to learn more about Universal Orlando’s new theme park set to open in the summer of 2025. Universal has not confirmed if this is the plan for the space, but it seems like a prime location. With very few official announcements made about the new park, there is still plenty of time for Universal Orlando to set up a preview center for Epic Universe.

A display of Universal Studios Florida props inside the Universal Legacy Store. Inside a crate-style display are the costume and accessories used by the Terminator in the defunct stunt show, "T2-3D: Battle Across Time."

Opened in 2021, The Universal Legacy Store offered not just merchandise but also displayed props and costumes from old Universal attractions. The store was created to celebrate over 30 years of Universal Orlando’s history, but the time has finally come to look toward the future.

All signs point to this being the location of the Epic Universe Preview Center. As with any rumor, things could change, so be sure to stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for the latest updates on this story. What do you think of the Universal Legacy Store closing? Are you excited for an Epic Universe Preview Center? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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